Leaving the Hospital
When your physician decides you are well enough to leave the Hospital, a discharge order and your specific discharge plan will be discussed, with recommendations for follow-up visits, medications, diet and other aspects concerning your physical and emotional health.
Once all of the details for leaving the Hospital have been finalized, a staff member or volunteer will take you by wheelchair to the main entrance on Meeting House Lane. Your family member or friend may meet you at this location to transport you home.
Help with Discharge Planning
One of the members of your discharge planning team may be a case manager or social worker who offers services and support to help reduce some of the stress you and your family may experience as a result of your illness. Our case managers (726-8308) and social workers (726-3167) can help make arrangements for whatever continued medical care will be necessary after your hospital stay and can make counseling service referrals to patients who are struggling with social, emotional and financial challenges resulting from their illness.
Transportation to Healthcare Appointments
The following agencies offer free transportation to and from healthcare appointments for local residents. Appointments must be made in advance.
- East Hampton Town Transportation Services: (631) 324-4443
- Southampton Town Senior Shuttle Program: (631) 728-1110